Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tri Shutter Card Tutorial

It never fails that when I'm stuck creative-wise, that I'll try a new technique or create a card and just play with the products and my creativity comes back quickly! This was one of those cards...I was at scrapbook night at my church and was a little stuck, so a friend of mine was showing some *beautiful* cards she had made and we all started making some! I love how fun these cards are and they are really easy to make once you understand the directions. I drew up a diagram to help explain the directions a bit better and wanted to share it here.

Now that you have the diagram and basic directions, here are some photos of my finished card.
To begin this card, I cut my cardstock and followed the measurements in the diagram above to score and cut along the correct areas. I did use my Martha Stewart scoring  board and this made it so much easier to score the correct areas. My card was a white cardstock base that I painted with the Orange Glimmer Glam and a paint brush. I love how sparkly and shiny this turned out. Then I glued on the different sized papers according to the diagram above. Once the papers were glued down, I used the stickers from the elements sticker page to create a scene on my card base. Since the scene pretty much spanned over the entire card, I turned the card over and used my exacto knife to cut along the grooves I had already cut in the center sections of the card. This cut through the stickers on the front of the card and I was able to bend and score the stickers so they would easily open and close when the card was opened. The purple jewels were cut from the spider web patterned jewel embellishment with an exacto knife. I placed the top and bottom sections of the spider web on the front panel of my card, just above and below my circle sticker. I also used a few more single jewels cut from that same embellishment for details over the card--the cat's eyes, the tombstone, bats and sparkly jewels for my tree branches. This is such a fun card to just sit on a table top as a decoration. Fun to give and receive! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. :)

These papers and products highlight the kit we were sent as Design Team Members over at Memorable Seasons. We were sponsored by Echo Park this month and these papers were so much fun to use!

Supplies Used:

*Products received as Design Team Member. All other products were from my personal stash.


Steph said...

Fun card! I will have to try making one. Thanks for sharing a tutorial.

Jamie Lane said...

Great card, love that paper!

Tracy said...

Your card is so cool.
I made one of these for my baby nephew. Once you get the folds down, its a snap.
Love how your card has a scene stretched across it.

Lydia said...

OH I just love this card such great dimention!! WOnderfuL!